Self-templated synthesis of single-crystal and single-domain ferroelectric nanoplates

Chunying Chao, Zhaohui Ren, Yihan Zhu, Zhen Xiao, Zhenya Liu, Gang Xú, Jiangquan Mai, Xiang Li, Ge Shen, Gaorong Han

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Free-standing single-crystal PbTiO 3 nanoplates (see picture) were synthesized by a facile hydrothermal method. A "self-templated" crystal growth is presumed to lead to the formation of the PbTiO 3 nanoplates, which have ferroelectric single-domain structures, whose polarization areas can be manipulated by writing and reading. The nanoplates are also effective catalysts for the oxidation of carbon monoxide. © 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9283-9287
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Issue number37
StatePublished - Aug 15 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Catalysis


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